27 Jan 2015

Ireland Poll: Are you in favour of water fluoridation?

COUNCILLORS IN GALWAY have become the latest to call for an end to water fluoridation.
Representatives in Dublin and Cork have also made similar calls with campaigners saying councils for some two million people now want the policy scrapped.
Those in favour of the policy, like dentists at the Royal College of Surgeons, say that fluoridation protects against tooth decay.
But what do you think?

Today’s poll, Are you in favour of water fluoridation?

Fluoride Linked to Coronary Heart Disease

By Dr. Michelle Kmiec
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
Dental fluorosis is a condition caused by too much fluoride, and it’s on the rise in the United States, despite the US government knowing about it for some time now. Though it can happen to anyone, the condition (which ruins teeth) affects more children than adults, primarily because children’s teeth are still developing and more susceptible to fluorosis.

But did you know that dental fluorosis is also a biomarker for coronary heart disease?

When Will the Fluoride Poisoning Stop?
Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2010: “Prevalence of dental fluorosis was higher among younger persons and ranged from 41% among adolescents aged 12-15 to 9% among adults aged 40-49.” That rate of 41% in adolescents aged 12-15 increased from 22.6% back in 1986-87 (almost double).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services planned in 2010 to lower the amount of fluoride allowed in water, though so far there has been no change to the amounts of fluoride added.

Today, the CDC still promotes fluoridation to water as well fluoride dental products.
Dental Fluorosis in the United States

26 Jan 2015

Did you know that Fluorine is the most electronegative element on the Periodic Table? One of the worst elements is added to drinking water to "prevent" tooth decay. This video looks at the issues concerning Fluoride and health so you can make up your mind regarding on this topic.

25 Jan 2015

The Girl Against Fluoride

We love pure healthy water with no added fluoride chemicals thanks 

We love pure healthy water with no added fluoride chemicals thanks

Antibiotic Use Can Threaten Your Health

Antibiotic Threats

Our biggest threat comes from the agricultural industry that uses antibiotics indiscriminately and is filling our food supply with these chemicals. The only way to avoid them is to purchase meat from animals that have been raised without them. 
There is a relatively new group of antibiotics that are even more harmful than the older ones. They are called Fluoroquinolones because they contain fluoride. The fluoride helps the antibiotic get deeper into the cells, but fluoride is a neurotoxin. It kills brain cells. Unfortunately they are the most widely prescribed antibiotics. The side effects of these drugs are not for the faint of heart and do not always go away when you stop taking them. They can cause permanent damage to the human body. They are found under the names;
  • Ciproflaxacin (Cipro)
  • Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
  • Gemifloxacin (Factive)
  • Moxifloxacin (Avelox)
  • Norfloxacin (Noroxin)
  • Ofloxacin (Floxin)

24 Jan 2015

Lovely if true but a bit slick - I'm sure they really care about us.

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014

Emails released by freedom-of-informati

On requests reveal a too-close relationship among members of the Centers for Disease Control's Oral Health Division (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Pew Foundation. IT APPEARS THEY PROTECT FLUORIDATION WHILE DISMISSING, INSULTING AND MARGINALIZING THOSE WHO RAISE VALID HEALTH CONCERNS...

Quote email... (DODGY) Pew's William Maas, (former CDC Oral Health Division Director) ADMITS "THERE IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY," REGARDING FLUORIDE'S EFFECTS TO KIDNEY PATIENTS in a May 2011 email to ADA Director of Congressional Affairs, Judith Sherman.

Quote email reply... Acting Director of CDC's Oral Health Division responds.... "End stage renal disease may be another issue. Since the body excretes fluoride through the kidneys, it is reasonable to assume that people with end stage disease may experience a buildup of fluoride."

"When FluorideGate hearings begin, individuals, not organizations, will be placed under oath and the truth will come out. The public should be outraged that the CDC is collaborating with the politically-powerful
, industry-funded ADA."


Further, in 2004 the DODGY Pew Foundation brought the British salmon farming to its knees with flawed science

European scientists and media, who subjected the ( DODGY ) Pew Charitable Trusts to withering criticism a year ago after ( DODGY ) Pew released a study claiming farm-raised salmon presents greater health risks than wild salmon, launched a new round of criticism of ( DODGY ) Pew in the fall, after further scrutiny uncovered more problems with the study.

"The salmon scare which threatened last weekend to bring British salmon farming to its knees," noted the January 15, 2004 London Times, "is a sorry saga of flawed science, selective research and hidden commercial bias. That it was allowed into the pages of the apparently respectable journal Science is inexplicable. ITS WORLDWIDE PROMOTION BY AN ORGANIZATION WITH A VESTED INTEREST IN UNDERMINING FARMED ATLANTIC SALMON IN FAVOR OF THE WILD ALASKAN VARIETY IS A SCANDAL."


Pew Trusts 
In addition to our Philadelphia headquarters we have offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, London, and Sydney, as well as staff in other regions of the United States and the world. 

 2000 Summer;60(3):159-66.

Rampant early childhood dental decay: an example from Italy.

Ireland - Councillors call for end to fluoridation

Leitrim County Councillors have voted to support a call to end the fluoridation of public water supplies.

editorial imageCouncillors Brendan Barry and Sean McDermott both put forward motions at the January meeting seeking the cessation of fluoridation.
Cllr Barry pointed out that the European Court of Justice has defined fluoridation as a medication noting “therefore the public water fluoridation equated to involuntary and indiscriminate medication of the Irish people”.
He said the EU has issued directives that babies and toddlers should not be exposed to fluoridated water and said children between one and four are most at risk of developing fluorosis which damages teeth enamel.
“Studies have linked fluoridation to a wide range of medical diseases including kidney malfunctions, arthritis and bone cancers,” added the Sinn Féin councillor. He said fluoridation is banned in 98% of European countries and criticised the Irish government for “continuing to impose fluoride on the Irish people and on top of that it is now forcing us to pay for it through water charges”.

Cllr Sean McDermott put forward a similar motion at the meeting. The Fine Gael councillor insisted that people were getting enough fluoride from other sources such as toothpaste and said the widespread opposition to the practice of water fluoridation should add weight to the argument to cease this practice immediately.

However Leitrim County Council CEO, Frank Curran pointed out that Leitrim County Council had no authority to ban fluoridation. “This is the remit of the HSE, the relevant Government Minister and Irish Water,” he noted. “Leitrim County Council has no power to ban fluoridation of the public water supply. Under legislation the HSE is obligated to fluoridate the water and Irish Water are obligated to carry that out,” he said, adding that there had been no studies showing any known health implications arising from fluoridation.

It was agreed that the Council will send the motion calling for the end of fluoridation of public water supplies to the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government.

Leitrim County Council is the seventh Council to pass such a motion in the past year.


23 Jan 2015

21 Jan 2015

Prior to the Tudors, good dental health then with abundant access to sugar came rotten teeth. It isn't lack of fluoride, only those defending the sugar industry claim that.

You Got Fluoride in My Salt!

Submitted by Editor on January 20, 2015 - 8:00am

The fluoride debate is back, if it ever left, and this time it comes in the form of salt. Lebanon is the latest area to block mandated fluoridation laws, exposing more of the divide in the health and political community over the benefits and risks associated with mandated fluoridation.
In Lebanon, a law was passed by Parliament in 2011 which decreed that all table salt in the country would have fluoride added. Through an online petition and meetings with Lebanon's Health Minister, Wael Abou Faour, special interest groups argued that fluoridation of the country's table salt would put the public at risk of illnesses associated with excessive fluoride exposure..........


20 Jan 2015

Many kids in England need hospital care for early childhood caries

By Donna Domino, Features Editor

January 20, 2015 -- Almost a third of 5-year-old children in England have caries, which is also the most common reason why 5- to 9-year-olds are hospitalized, according to a new report by the Royal College of Surgeons' Faculty of Dental Surgery.
While oral health in England has improved significantly since the 1970s, at least partly because of the widespread availability of fluoride, nearly 30% of 5-year-olds in England have caries, according to the 12-page report. The authors also noted that, for these children, at least three of their teeth are affected
About 46,500 children and young people younger than age 19 were admitted to hospitals because of oral health problems in 2013-2014. Almost 26,000 were children between 5 and 9, representing a 14% rise since 2010.
"It is lamentable that tens of thousands of children need to be admitted to hospital when poor oral health is largely preventable," the authors wrote, stating that it cost nearly 30 million pounds ($46 million) for hospital-based tooth extractions for English children in 2012-2013. Also, more than 30% of children in England did not see a National Health Service dentist between 2012 and 2014, the report noted.
The authors recommended that the government mount a public campaign to stress the importance of children seeing a dentist, starting when their first teeth appear.
"Education is the key to improving oral health, particularly in areas of social deprivation where rates of tooth decay are highest," the report concluded.
Benefits of fluoridation
The authors also suggested the greater adoption of fluoridation, noting reports show that children living where drinking water is fluoridated have fewer caries. A 2014 public health report that found 45% fewer children age 1 to 4 were hospitalized for caries in areas that had fluoridated water.
The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry recently issued a statement supporting water fluoridation in the U.K., noting that the World Health Organization has consistently found water fluoridation to be safe and effective. Water fluoridation is used in 25 countries, with 100% of the population covered in Hong Kong and Singapore, 80% covered in Australia, and 70% in the U.S. and Ireland, according to the report.
But in England, only 10% of the population benefit from fluoridated water, the authors noted.

"We would like to see the government encourage all local authorities to introduce water fluoridation schemes to reduce the significant inequalities in children's oral health across the country," they wrote.
The report authors also urged the government to raise awareness of the impact of sugar consumption on caries and explore ways to reduce it.

The report acknowledged that there is a severe shortage of pediatric dentists in England, especially in the southwest of the country, which has few or no pediatric specialists.
In addition to fluoridation, they urged the government to invest in a national oral health program, similar to Childsmile in Scotland. The Scottish project, which includes supervised toothbrushing for children in primary and nursery schools in deprived areas, has saved more than $9 million (6 million pounds) in dental costs between 2001 and 2010, according to the report.
The authors advised parents to have their children's teeth checked at least once a year, have them brush with fluoride toothpaste, ensure healthy diets and limit sugar consumption, stop bottle feeding after 12 months, have their children drink only water at night after one year, and use sugar-free medications.

No mention of the failure to reduce caries in fluoridated West Midlands.

19 Jan 2015


....One important point to be constantly stressed is that water fluoridation is now a mainstream issue in Austin. Even the staunchest local supporters of fluoride—after years of labelling us fringe, weird, tin foil hat and the like, have been slowly forced to acknowledge the fact and adapt their tactics accordingly. Key to the sea change was likely a survey conducted by KEYE-TV in mid-2012 in which roughly half (49%) of those polled called fluoridation as a waste of money. That bell can't be unrung, and the results, captured in the screen shot above, right, have been recently publicized. Since it's now impossible to insult fluoride opponents without insulting about half of Austin's population, the politically-motivated pushers of fluoridation have backed off a bit and directed their scientifically-bankrupt ire elsewhere. This is not to denigrate those who sincerely believe that ingested fluoride is good for teeth – somebodys teeth somewhere – despite all manner of visual evidence to the contrary. Seven decades of government and corporate-sponsored propaganda have done their work. Speaking of which, this year officially marks the 70th anniversary of community water fluoridation. The practice began on January 25, 1945 with the addition of sodium fluoride to the drinking water of Grand Rapids, MI (which today marked by high levels of both childhood tooth decay and disfiguring dental fluorosis). So we can expect the major pushers of fluoridation, from the Federal government to the Pew Trusts and everything in between to be rolling out celebratory activities and massive propaganda all year long. Get ready for it! ..............


Hull City Council considering adding fluoride to drinking water

Fluoride is already in drinking water, but adding extra could help the city's poor dental health.
Hull City Council say they're considering the possibility of putting fluoride into Hull's drinking water to improve our dental health.
The city is one of the worst places in the country for tooth decay, especially amongst children.
Helen Sisson, a public health lecturer at Hull University, says under normal circumstances fluoride doesn't cause side effects:
"Provided the level of fluoride that's added to water is safe, you know within the recommended levels, no there aren't. And Public Health England monitorsthis every four years in areas where fluoridisation occurs." 
She says the move could spark opposition, because people can't choose to opt out of fluoridation once it's happened:
"The argument against tend to be ethical. You can't have a choice about whether or not the water in your area is fluoridated or not. Once it's happened, you will actually get fluoridated water coming out of your tap." 
But Helen says it's a cost-effective option that could reduce the strain on the health service:
"When you look at the amount that it costs for a child to be admitted under general anaesthetic to have dental work done, because of decay, that's a significant offset for the initial costs." 
In a statement, Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health, says:
"We are working alongside Public Health England, our local dentists, schools and our community dental health providers, to ensure that we make a difference to this important area of public health.
"An oral health plan will be presented to the Health and Wellbeing Board in March and this will consider fluoridation, alongside a number of other approaches including promoting good dental hygiene and the importance of a healthy diet low in sugar." 

18 Jan 2015

'Shocking' increase in tooth decay in children in West Midlands

300 per cent rise in youngsters in the region admitted to hospital for multiple teeth extractions

Tooth decay in children is rising rapidly in the West Midlands

There has been a 300 per cent rise in children in the West Midlands being admitted to hospital for multiple teeth extractions in what a senior dentist described as a “massive parenting failure”.
Some youngsters are undergoing hospital operations to remove all 20 baby teeth, according to Dr Nigel Carter, the chief executive of the Rugby-based British Dental 
Heath Foundation, who practises in the region.
Dr Carter said it “beggared belief” that a parent would not notice their child had a “mouthful of teeth rotten down to the gums”.
Figures revealed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed that in the West Midlands in 2010-11 there were 456 children under the age of 10 admitted to hospital with tooth decay.
In 2013-14 a “shocking” 1,444 were admitted.
Experts blame the trend on a culture of parents rewarding children with sweets while failing to clean their teeth properly as infants.
Dr Carter said: “The rise is absolutely incredible and is indicative of a massive failure in parenting. “Partly it’s down to background and people from lower socio-economic groups have higher levels of tooth decay. “It has to be about parenting and looking after children.
“In many cases the first time the child has ever seen a dentist is when they’re taken there in great pain.“Basically if it gets as far as needing to go to hospital for general anaesthetic then you’re talking about multiple extractions.
“It’s not unusual for a child to have 12 to 14 teeth taken out and in some cases we’ve heard of all 20 baby teeth being removed.”
In 2010-11 120 under-fours were admitted to hospital for surgery in the West Midlands. This had rocketed 353 last year. One theory for the rise in childhood tooth decay in the last three years is rising immigration of people from Eastern Europe, who are moving over with their families and receiving treatment on the NHS. Three years ago the total number of people under the age of 19 needing to go to hospital for surgery was 996. Last year it was 2,074.
In 2010-11 there were 6,000 hospital admissions for tooth decay in the West Midlands of all ages. In 2013-14 that had risen to 7,883.
The move away three square meals a day can also be blamed for the growing problem, said Dr Carter. Dr Carter said: “Children are now having seven to 10 ‘grazing’ meals, many of which are full of sugar.
“Studies have shown that if you put a spread of food in front of children they would chose to eat a balanced diets. “But we have the problem where sweets are given as a reward and so they are identified as such by the children.”
Coventry Telegraph.

Fluoridated West Midlands

17 Jan 2015

Jasper still has crowds rocking with laughter

Jasper Carrott warms up the crowd at Birmingham Symphony Hall
After the success of last year’s Made in Brum tour, Jasper Carrott is back on the road again with his musical mates: ELO’s Bev Bevan, Trevor Burton from The Move, Geoff Turton of Rockin Berries and Joy Strachan-Brain (Quill), to Stand Up And Rock!
“We did get standing ovations at each show and we would have had 100 per cent standing ovations if everyone could stand,” joked the comedian and folk singer whose career spans an incredible five decades.
During that time he’s seen a lot of changes on the comedy circuit.
“One of the big changes is the use of expletives. I remember in 1977 I did a series and I had a big battle to try and get the word b******* into the routine.
“Eventually I got it, I think for the first time on TV, but I had to leave out ‘foaming jar of urine’. It’s just the morals of the day.
“I really do dislike expletives in comedy routines. The vast amount of time it’s used to shore up very weak material. I think come on, you’re better than this.
“I used to allow myself one ‘s***’ a night because it was so effective when I used it, in context. “That was my indulgence.”
But the Solihull stand-up, who still lives just 12 miles from where he was born in Acocks Green, said comedians’ material hasn’t really changed since he first started out in the 1970s.
“I’ve spent the last two weeks just watching stand-up on YouTube.
“I’m thinking ‘I did that in 1976’ but the comics who are doing it don’t know that, they’re naive, they don’t know it’s all been done before.
“When I broke through, stand-up was blokes in bow ties telling jokes about mother-in-laws and Irish people.
“So when I came through, I had the whole of stand-up to myself, apart from (Billy) Connolly and a couple of others, but I could talk about anything because it was original. If I started now, I don’t know if I’d do it.”
Known for his anecdotal story-telling, Carrott said at the age of 69, he was debating a radical shake-up of his stand-up style.
“I’d love to go back to social commentating really because there’s so much wrong with the world; fluoride in the water, mercury in your teeth, mobile phone masts, GM food, global warming, chemicals and preservatives in food.
“But it’s very difficult to do, to harangue people and be funny. And whether the public would accept it I don’t know.”
Jasper’s Stand Up And Rock! tour will be at Solihull Arts Complex on September 23, 24 and 26.

NZ - A royal blunder

A royal blunder
The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand admitted yesterday, Thursday 15th January, that a serious blunder had been made in their report “Health effects of water fluoridation: a Review of the scientific evidence”.
A new version[1] is available on the Royal Society’s website where an error message now states that fluoride exposure studies found an IQ reduction of one statistical ‘standard deviation’, not one ‘IQ point’ as previously asserted.
One standard deviation equates to a drop of about seven IQ points but, unbelievably, the conclusion of the first version of the report that “this is likely to be a measurement or statistical artefact of no functional significance” has remained in the revision. Why?
“This is far from insignificant” says Kane Titchener, Auckland representative of Fluoride Free New Zealand. “Any loss of IQ is a concern for both parents and society at large. Most parents have no idea that their children are receiving unmeasurably high doses of fluoride through fluoridation and other sources. For example bottle fed babies receive at least 150 times more fluoride than their breast fed counterparts.”
Last year, an article[2] by world renowned neurodevelopmental toxicologists Philippe Grandjean and Philip Landrigan published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, classified fluoride as a neurotoxin like other known neurotoxins such as lead and mercury.
An international critique[3] of the PMCSA/RSNZ report was released on the 1st of December 2014 which pointed out its many errors. This no doubt led to the correction of the report’s most obvious mistake.
Such a fundamental error highlights the fact that the Report was hurriedly drafted and little more than a piece of health establishment PR rather than an independent review of research on fluoride’s adverse health effects.

16 Jan 2015

BBC Radio Humberside Listen from 01.14

Presently, people are suffering from more and more serious fluoride …

Presently, people are suffering from more and more serious fluoride pollution because large numbers of fluorine compounds have been consumed and produced, particularly in high-tech industries such as semiconductors and integrated circuits production. Consequently, treatment of fluoride ion from aqueous solution has become a worldwide important subject..................

If you have the technical knowledge to understand the above it may be worth reading (I don't)

15 Jan 2015

Wexford Council passes motion to remove fluoride

Wexford Council passes motion to remove fluoride

Our two executive members, who are running a specialised legal information campaign with all councillors in the country, would like to congratulations all the members of Wexford Council who on Monday became the latest council to add their weight to the campaign to remove fluoride from our water.
All Wexford councillors present, across all parties, voted unanimously to support of the motion to end water fluoridation.
The list of councils passing this motion is now growing larger and will soon reach a critical mass that we hope will force the government to repeal the 1960 Act.
We have been in contact with every councillor in the country and we are expecting a number of other councils to table and pass motions in January and February. We will keep you all up to date with how the campaign evolves in the coming weeks.

Fluoride plan for Hull water supply to tackle tooth decay in children

HULL'S water supply could be fluoridated under ambitious plans to reduce the number of children in the city with tooth decay. More than 43 per cent of children aged five in Hull have fillings and tooth decay, one of the worst rates in the county.

BIG PROBLEM:  More than 43 per cent of children aged five in Hull have fillings and tooth decay, one of the worst rates in the county.Now, Hull's Health and Wellbeing Board will consider a plan, which could cost £300,000 to introduce and £100,000 a year to run.
Chairman Colin Inglis and MP Alan Johnson have already met dentists to understand the benefits of the plan, which is likely to meet with resistance about the addition of chemicals to the communal water supply. Last night, Mr Inglis said: "The evidence is incontrovertible. Adding fluoride to the water supply has major benefits to oral health and, while it may take some time, I am fully behind the proposal. "It is a very good idea."
The scheme, which is likely to require the support of East Riding Council, could take up to three years. While the £300,000 funding to install the equipment could come from central government, the council would need to find the £100,000 annual running costs, with the ring-fenced £22m public health budget likely to pick up the tab.
Fluoride, which is found in most toothpastes, helps protect teeth from decay by toughening the enamel. While the chemical is already present in drinking water, fluoridation increases the amount. About 5.5 million people in the UK are already drinking fluoridated water and tests have shown dramatic benefits to oral health.
In Birmingham, the first major area to introduce water fluoridation 50 years ago, the number of children with tooth decay almost halved in the first six years. 
Those against fluoridation claim it is linked to illnesses including bone cancer and hip fractures and increases staining on teeth. However, in March last year, Public Health England examined fluoridated areas for signs of harm and found none. When the first major fluoridation scheme was introduced in Birmingham in 1964, many people complained the water "tasted funny" on the day fluoride was supposed to have been added.
However, it emerged a last-minute glitch had prevented the chemical being added and people were still drinking the same water they had been drinking for years. Others protest fluoridation is an infringement of civil liberties, forcing medication on the masses through the public water supply. Hull City Council will have to make a formal approach to East Riding Council.
The city council has to identify which areas are most in need of fluoridation and that survey would identify if other local authorities such as East Riding Council share the same water source. Then, if East Riding Council agrees and with the help of Public Health England, the council has to find out if the plan is feasible. The public will have to be consulted and the scheme can only go ahead if it is approved by councillors on the relevant local authorities who represent more than 67 per cent of the population.
Four in 10 Hull children have tooth decay by age of 5
MORE than four in ten children have tooth decay in Hull by the age of five.
The Public Health England survey found 43.4 per cent of five- year-olds in the city have tooth decay compared with about 28 per cent nationally, almost 23 per cent in the East Riding and just over 21 per cent in the south east.
Almost 700 children had to have teeth taken out under general anaesthetic between October 2012 and December 2013. A further 21 children who were just two years old had decayed teeth extracted under general anaesthetic.
After Birmingham introduced water fluoridation in 1964, tooth extractions in children under 15 dropped from 35,000 a year to 9,000 by 1981. Tooth extraction under general anaes- thetic for under-15s also fell from 18,000 per year to 2,000 in the same period.